Notes to Basquiat: Green ochre 2000
Collection: The artist, Brisbane
© The artist
Photograph: John O’Brien
10 May – 3 August 2008 Gallery 3.3, 3.4 GoMA
Gordon Bennett has achieved international critical acclaim for the complex ways in which his work engages with historical and contemporary questions of cultural and personal identity, with a specific focus on Australia’s colonial past and its postcolonial present. Presenting work from 1987 to the present this comprehensive retrospective exhibition brings together many of the Notes to Basquiat 1998–2001 paintings and selected works from the Home Décor series.
Please be advised that some artwork in this exhibition contains graphic material that may not be suitable for all audiences.
The exhibition catalogue is available from the Gallery Store and online from www.australianartbooks.com.au.
Curator’s talk: Gordon Bennett
12:30pm Saturday 10 May
Gallery 3.5 GoMA
Presented by Kelly Gellatly, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
This exhibition is supported by the Contemporary Touring Initiative through Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments.